modern design will look stunning on your accent wall or done as an
allover pattern in entire room.
It makes it easy to fill the gaps close to the ceiling line. To see how to use Top part stencils, click here for Illustrated instructions:
We also included a FREE
little single stencil, just to help you to get into the tighter places around moldings, light switches, tight corners etc.
Want to learn how to stencil a damask or allover pattern?
This is an "outlining"
you're outlining the pattern as opposed to filling it. Keep this in mind
when choosing your stenciling color: this will be the color of the
pattern's outlines. Refer to Actual stencil picture (the last black and
white picture) to see where the paint goes.Stenciling
on rough or textured walls may contribute to increased paint bleed. For
more information on stenciling on textured walls, see our F.A.Q. section.
Here are the detailed illustrated step-by-step Damask/Allover Stenciling Tips.
And make sure you watch our short step-by-step Video Tutorials!
You'll find them extremely helpful for your stenciling project. Even beginners get great results!
Stencil features an easy registration system
use rows of the previously painted design to align the stencil, check
for level and continue. This gives
you a seamless "wallpaper" look. Don't worry about
super perfect alignment: in the end your eye will never ever notice the
discrepancy. We decorative pros "fudge" damasks and allover patterns
the time! The walls in most houses are often not straight, so some
"fudging" while stenciling is very helpful and, in the end, not
While prior stenciling experience is
recommended for allover patterns, even beginner stencilers get great
results! Check out our Gallery
to see beautiful projects completed by beginners using this stencil
pattern. This design is recommended for feature/accent wall or entire
room. It also
works for furniture and fabric embellishment.
this stencil with our new Clip-On Stencil Level
, (sold separately) and discover how easy
it is to achieve perfectly level results without dealing with all those
bulky heavy bubble levels and annoying laser levels.
Although usually it is not necessary to use spray adhesive with
, for this crisp modern geometric pattern it is recommended. If you
want to minimize paint seepage or are using high
contrasting colors, adhesive is very helpful (Elmer's spray adhesive
be the best). Make sure you shake the can well and lightly mist (not
drench) the stencil, and let it dry for a moment before positioning it
on the wall. This step will prevent the adhesive residue transferring
to the wall. You'll need to re-mist the stencil after a few repeats.
Clean-up tip: Spray the stencil with Simple Green to help to remove
adhesive residue.About seepage and imperfections:
Even with a proper loaded roller and correct technique you might get
some minor paint seepage here and there. In most cases it's not
noticeable, especially from a couple of feet away and it can be easily
touched up with a small brush. Don't forget that you're creating a
"hand-painted wall finish". A few imperfections and some paint seepage
here and there are natural and inevitable for this type of work. To
avoid seepage, use spray adhesive and less paint on your roller and
brush.Did you know you can stencil your own fabric
and use it for curtains,
tablecloths, pillows, etc.? When stenciling on fabric, please use
stencil adhesive to ensure good results. First, tape your ironed fabric
to the surface so it doesn't
move around while you stencil. You'll get better results with stencil
brushes, but sometimes roller can work too, depending on your fabric.
some textile medium ( sold in craft stores) to your acrylic paint. You
can also get a specially formulated fabric paint, but, frankly, good
craft acrylic paint
with a dollop of textile medium mixed in works just as well, and costs
way less! :) Let the stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is best,
heat-set it by ironing the fabric for about 20-30 seconds on
a LOW setting through the piece of cloth. Heat-setting will cure the
paint and will prevent it from being washed off in the washing machine.
Always experiment with a sample of your fabric first to ensure good
results. We have stenciled on silk, cotton, linen and even sheer
with great results. It's always better if your fabric doesn't have too
All of our stencils
are made of thick, sturdy but flexible 12 mil clear
plastic, reusable, easy to clean and stenciler-friendly! In our 20+
years of professional stenciling this material has proven to be far
superior than any other material we used, including the industry
standard 8 mil mylar.
We are certain you'll notice the difference
and will love working with it, just like all the folks who already
bought our stencils.Our stencils
are made to last and with proper care and storage will serve you for a long time.